Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1 - Related Research and the Why

    • Related Research and the Why Video Lesson

    • Gratitude related to Business and Leadership

    • Week 1 Mid-week Inspiration - Joe Dispenza video

    • Week 1 LIVE Zoom session and Q&A

  • 2

    Week 2 - Using Your Mind

    • Using Your Mind Video Lesson

    • Week 2 Inspiration - 55 minute video on Gratitude with Dr. Joe Dispenza

    • Week 2 Bonus - Funny Video About Taking Things for Granted

    • Week 2 LIVE Zoom Session

  • 3

    Week 3 - Using Your Hand, Thumb, and Arm

    • Using Your Hand, Thumb, and Arm Video Lesson

    • Using Your Hand, Elbow, and Arm - bonus video

    • Week 3 Bonus - Oprah video on Gratitude

    • Week 3 Bonus

  • 4

    Week 4 - Gratitude Through Giving

    • Gratitude Through Giving Video Lesson and Growbook

  • 5

    Week 5 - Using Your Body to Practice Gratitude

    • Using Your Body to Practice Gratitude Video Lesson

  • 6

    Week 6 - Gratitude With Others

    • Gratitude With Others Video Lesson

    • Week 6 Bonus - TED Talk on the Importance of Social Relationships

  • 7

    Week 7 - Gratitude Through Creativity and Action

    • Gratitude Through Creativity and Action Video Lesson

  • 8

    Week 8 - Gratitude for Self, Resources, Summary

    • Gratitude for Self, Resources, Summary Video Lesson


Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Margaret ("Peggy") DeLong

Dr. Peggy DeLong is a clinical and forensic psychologist, known as The Gratitude Psychologist. She teaches people how to harness the power of gratitude and joy to live their best lives, even through difficult times. Especially through difficult times. She offers psychotherapy, a monthly membership, on-line courses, in-person events, books, and bracelets. Through her bracelet business, Peggy’s Midnight Creations, she is the designer of The Gratitude Bracelet, and other mental health/inspirational bracelets. She is also the author of "I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir about Love, Grief, and Gratitude," The Gratitude Journal: A 365 Day Gratitude Journey, and FEELING Good: 35 Proven Ways to Happiness, Even During Tough Times. Dr. DeLong also coordinates a weekly, year-round women’s walking group, where she combines her passions for bringing people together with being out in nature and helping individuals improve their mental health. An accomplished psychologist, entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Dr. DeLong feels passionate about connecting with others and helping them live their very best lives, even on the worst of days. When she’s not focused on her businesses, you’ll find Peggy with her husband and three children in the mountains, downhill or telemark skiing, kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking.

Course Description

Hello there! Beautiful woman who wants more out of life!
Yes, I’m talking to you!

In my 19 years as a psychologist, I’ve heard people say:

My anxiety is so overwhelming. It’s hard to imagine a day that I will ever feel better.

All day long, negative thoughts bring me down. They just run over, and over, and over in my head. I feel like the only one struggling. What’s wrong with me?

I feel so inadequate. Everyone else seems to have it together.

I thought I had it all, but I feel so empty and numb.

I went on the relaxing and peaceful vacation, but I do NOT feel peaceful, and I do NOT feel relaxed.

I feel like crap. Who would even want to be around me?

I can’t sleep! Everything I have to do runs through my head. Everything I can’t get done. Everything that makes me feel inadequate. Then I wake up tired and feel even worse.

There are so many horrible things going on in the world. I’m having trouble not letting it affect me.


Beautiful woman, I hear you. I understand you.
 I’ve been there. And  I can help.


I discovered the power of gratitude in 1994
with a simple cup of hazelnut coffee.


My vibrant fiance was battling cancer, and there was nothing left the doctors could do for him.

So for the last 42 days of his life, I celebrated his life with him at the hospital,
all while fearing and preparing for his death.

Each day, I didn't know:

if he would be able to open his eyes and look at me

if he’d be able to speak that day

what condition he’d be in, as I sat next to him and slept next to him, night after night

Each day, I didn't know if he was going to die that day

In those anxiety-provoking days that were filled with so much unpredictability and uncertainty,
I was able to find comfort in the one thing that was consistently predictable.


A cup of hazelnut coffee. 


I could stretch my legs and walk down the seven flights of stairs to the café to purchase my cup of coffee,
or ask someone to get it for me when he did not want me to leave his side.

The aroma filled his hospital room and made it feel less sterile and more like home.
I wrapped my hands around the cup and the warmth comforted me.


That was 26 years ago.


Now I understand what my 26-year-old self didn’t understand.

I felt better with that cup of hazelnut coffee because


I was practicing gratitude.


I was so grateful for that cup of coffee during my very worst of days. It was all I had.

When the love of my life was dying and my dreams for the future dying with him, I was able to find comfort by being grateful for a simple cup of hazelnut coffee.

Gratitude is most powerful on our worst days.

That is worth repeating - Gratitude is most powerful on our worst days.


This is so simple, yet so powerful, and I want to share it with you.

And I want to share with you without you having to suffer like I did.

Here’s what I have learned in my 19 years as a psychologist and helping over 4,000 people.

People are suffering, and people need help.

People are feeling more lonely and disconnected than ever. Really lonely.

Symptoms of anxiety and depression are through the roof.

The pandemic has also resulted in a mental health crisis, and people need help.

Everyone is struggling in one way or another, and everyone is trying to hide it.

Everyone has the ability to practice gratitude.

Research in neuroscience demonstrates that practicing gratitude has a positive impact on the brain.

You can practice gratitude anywhere, any time of day, and all you need is your mind.

Practicing gratitude is a universal healer.

Gratitude heals.

Gratitude helps with mental health problems. 

The scientist-psychologist in me just LOVES that this is backed by research. LOTS of research. And I’ll share that with you in the course, too.

I want to shout from the rooftops – “This I know is true. Gratitude heals!”

It’s time to learn about the healing power of gratitude and apply it to your life.

YOU have the power to make it happen.

YOU can decrease your symptoms of depression and anxiety.

YOU can stop your negative thoughts from spinning out of control.

YOU can stop worrying about whether or not life is ever going to get better.

You can ENJOY your life, even during a pandemic.

And the great part – it is SIMPLE, and it is FUN.


What we’ll cover in The Course in Gratitude.

Simple steps to forever change how you view your morning cup of coffee or tea.

How you can turn, “Is this all there is to life?” to “I love my life.”

Learn how a smile or glance at your spouse can change everything.

Relearning the simple joys of feeling the sun on your face,
 or breathing heavily after a game of chase with your children.

How you can shut off those awful “what if” thoughts that keep you awake at night.

How you will forever change how you view the never-ending pile of laundry.

Gratitude for YOU! Because you believed your thoughts of “I suck” or “Everyone is better than me” and forgot how totally awesome you are.


Here is what some of my past gratitude students have had to say:

“I haven’t stopped speaking about what we learned with you to friends and family. Thank you, Peggy!!"

"It was most enjoyable. I needed something positive and this was it!"

"Touched our hearts, which encouraged me to show gratitude toward others today and a bigger way."

"So inspiring!"

"It really was an amazing event Peggy, and the expressions from everyone were so heartfelt."

"This work is electrifying!"

“Peggy DeLong is inspiring and informative at the same time. She’s in a word: brilliant.”

“Fantastic and really got my brain going.”

“I loved everything! Peggy has the most comforting, soothing voice.”

“The entire presentation was wonderful. I enjoyed the exercises and ideas I could use in my daily life.”

“I appreciate your honesty and openness. It helped me.”

“I loved your openness and warmth.”

“I benefited from you telling your story about your hazelnut coffee and you were able to still find gratitude when dealing with a personal tragedy.”

“It was so helpful – thank you for giving me all these ideas.”

“Your sincerity and trustworthiness are quite obvious and appreciated. I felt completely comfortable with you.”

We only get one shot at this thing called life.

Stop waiting. Make it your best life, starting NOW!


There is a way to experience joy, even on your crappiest of days.

I know.

I lived it.

I’ve researched it.

I’ve helped hundreds of people experience more joy, less depression, and less anxiety.

I’ve taken out all of the guess work for you, and I’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide that not only feels good in the moment, but will have long-lasting benefits.

Just imagine being that person YOU know you can be.

Your best self.

The woman people want to be around.

The woman YOU want to be around.

You cannot heal what you do not address.

I’ll help you learn to enjoy the small things again.

Course launches February 28th! Here's what you will receive, including LIVE contact with me and your fellow group members!

Every Sunday, you will receive an email notification that your weekly content is available to view and download. This contains videos, downloadable "growsheets", and resources.

Optional participation in a private facebook group.


  • Will this really help me?

    Research consistently demonstrates that practicing gratitude is an effective way of improving mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and improving overall life satisfaction. I will provide you with all of the tools, and I will show you the research. But what you do with that is up to you. The overall results are up to YOU! I can tell you that it helps me EVERY DAY, and it has consistently helped the people I have worked with.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for people who want to improve their lives, who want to ease their emotional pain, who are struggling with a life crisis, or who simply want to live their most fulfilling lives.

  • How long will I get to keep all of the material?

    The material is YOURS to keep for LIFE! In addition, if I update the course with new research and strategies, you will have full access to that, free of charge.

  • How does this course work?

    The course material is delivered to you by video. You’re free to watch each video lesson at your convenience to suit your schedule. Each lesson will come with homework suggestions to implement what you have learned. You will also receive an initial 30 minute call with me toward the beginning of the course, and another 30 minute call at a time of your choosing before the end of the course.

  • What is your refund policy?

    It is important to me that you feel safe and confident purchasing this course. This is an investment in your life, and it is important that you feel comfortable and ready. Here is my policy for this course: You will have a period of two weeks to try out the course. It is important that you do ALL of the work, for two weeks. If at the end of that two week period you feel that you didn't get any value out of the course, simply send us all of your completed homework before two weeks after your start date. Please take note of this date. We will not be issuing refunds after two weeks of your enrollment date. We want you to be crystal clear. You must let us know before two weeks after your start date. As soon as you return your completed homework, you'll receive a prompt refund. This complete money-back guarantee is only available for two weeks after your purchase, and you must send us your completed homework. If you're not able to show us your completed work, we can't offer the refund. We want you to get started, jump in and go for it. This course is for serious individuals who are ready to try new strategies and commit to changing their lives. If that doesn't sound like you, you may want to consider a different course.

  • Can you guarantee that I will have positive results?

    Simply put, no. I can guarantee that I’ll be supplying you with tools, knowledge, experience, resources, and suggestions for real-life applications. But what you do with that is up to you. The overall results are up to YOU!